Alterna Installation Tools

What do you need to install Alterna™ groutable vinyl tile yourself?

Alterna™ groutable vinyl tile is for advanced DIY-ers. Use the list of tools and materials below to help decide if this project is for you.


  • Armstrong Alterna™ groutable vinyl tile flooring
  • Armstrong S-194 Patch, Underlayment & Embossing Leveler
  • Armstrong S-195 Underlayment Additive
  • Armstrong S-288 Flooring Adhesive
  • Coordinated Armstrong S-693 Pre-mixed Sanded Acrylic Grout (for grouted installations)
  • Tile spacers
  • Armstrong Once ’n Done® floor cleaner



  • Chalk line
  • Tape measure
  • Utility knife
  • Armstrong S-891 trowel
  • 100 lb. roller
  • Grout float (for grouted installations)
  • Bucket, sponges and rags (for grouted installations)

Armstrong Premixed Sanded Acrylic Grout

We offer a complete selection of color-coordinated grout choices specifically designed to work with Alterna™ tile.

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